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Senior Manager, Architecture Project


Shanghai, SH, CN

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Architecture Project Manager, Global Store Planning & Construction – Greater China


FUNCTION: Architecture Project Management

DEPARTMENT: Global Store Planning & Construction – Greater China

REPORTS TO: New York Architecture Designer | GSPC Head Greater China






  • Architecture PM to support Tapestry growth objectives on one of the regions at Greater China.
  • He/ She is responsible for developing with both internal and external resources, that open multiple branded store environments.
  • He/ She is expected to promote positive relationships with all business partners, with a high degree of focus on Design, Business Development, Procurement & Brands Sale Operation.
  • He/ She is to ensures that projects and resources quickly evolve in response to an ever-changing global business environment.







Architecture Design

  • He/ She is the leading brand advocate in the region, understanding the intent of the brand design and ensuring high quality execution.
  • Advocates for optimal branded solutions with landlords and local entities on behalf of the Design team and Tapestry Inc.
  • Fully understands the International Business / Brand strategies and needs to interpret and appropriately support Local Market and Travel Retail strategies in the China.
  • Partners with the US-based Design Team to develop construction documents for new stores.
  • Collaborate with Design team to oversee technical design activities and construction documentation.
  • Review construction documents, shop drawings and detail designs and ensure the environment is built to the design intent.
  • Serve as a bridge between the China and NY team in terms of architecture/design communication
  • Consolidate feedback from local team to pass back to NY design team
  • Collect market data/trends relevant to local customers
  • Support new design prototypes by partnering with procurement and GSPC teams.
  • Building drawing database and as built library of stores in China
  • Build layout models/design process for tier 3 and 4 stores to better support China Acceleration Plan.



Pre-Deal Approval

  • Responsible for project due diligence with Business Development team, establishing budgets and schedules for projects during pre-deal approval in conjunction with the project timeline.
  • Supports the Business Development team in lease negotiations with the landlord (responsible for establishing construction provisions).


Project Execution

  • Responsible for coordinating submission strategies with the General Contractor that supports the overall project schedule.
  • Manages contracts of Consultants, General Contractors, and other resources. Oversee and support construction, contract management, change orders and risk.
  • Attend construction sites and prepare reports, from setting-out to punch list completion and opening, to ensure quality of building construction and millwork installation, identifying outstanding issues and ensuring appropriate follow-up.
  • Collaborate with Architecture/ Design team and GCs to define and resolve site-specific, non- typical design-related issues or significant site changes/field conditions that occur during construction.
  • Ensure Health and Safety requirements are identified, communicated, recorded and enforced.
  • Present any project risks or issues to senior managers to ensure the project is not adversely impacted and ensure the delivery of projects to compliant standards.
  • Oversee and ensure completion of store construction and any residual snagging issues are completed in a timely manner and to the required quality.
  • Effectively influence and collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to ensure engagement, expectations, timing and budgets are respected to ensure project delivery.
  • Collaborate with other cross-functional teams e.g. Legal, Finance, HR, IT, Retail Operations, Marketing, VM, & Logistics etc. to obtain the project information necessary to plan the project and deliver to the required dates. Advise colleagues on issues relating to own projects, providing subject matter advice to support delivery and ensure there is alignment between policy and operational practice.
  • Work closely with regional OPS teams in the execution and roll out of projects.
  • Collaborate and communicate daily with the head of the departments, Project Director, Suppliers, Architects, Contractors and Partners, to ensure projects all parties are informed and aware of project progress and expectations to ensure completion on schedule.





Handover & Launch

  • Complete snagging, technical handover, testing, commissioning, practical completion and receipt of record documentation, Fire Permit and Certificates.
  • Support Retail Brands Team after handover until store opening, as required.
  • Ensure all store concept design and technical databases (specifications, schedules etc.) are updated by the Architectural & Design team.
  • Ensure all cost databases and generic project schedules / programs are updated accordingly.
  • Participate in contract final account negotiations and close out all contractual and cost commitments.


Ad hoc projects and initiatives

  • Strategic and practical development of non-retail sites. Collaborate on development projects for offices, factories and warehouse including but not limited to facilities strategic planning, condition surveys / reviews, space planning etc.
  • Provide advice and expertise to facilities site technicians and store maintenance managers, as required.
  • Collaborate on ad hoc projects and initiatives to streamline processes and department organisation and functions.
  • Use knowledge and experience to review project processes and policies, providing advice to support management in developing and improving processes and systems
  • Manage smaller/general ad hoc projects as may be required.










  • 6+ years of senior level retail project management experience in a corporate environment or consultancy firm; related commercial experience desired (better with US company experience).
  • Strong written, verbal and visual communication skills in both Mandarin and English; ability to negotiate and influence (i.e. support or challenge Partner-based decisions to ensure upholding Brand standard) .
  • Fluent with design & construction processes, demonstrated applied problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent analytical and management skills to meet all project deadlines in an environment of change and shifting priorities.
  • Trusted advisor, and thought partner to leadership.
  • Strong relationship-building skills; ability to manage cross-functional teams.
  • Effective experience positively managing a team with diverse skill sets.
  • Travel as necessary to foster relationships with brand and global partners, evaluate strategic locations, and analyze markets / regional resources.




  • Bachelor's degree in construction management, architecture, engineering, or equivalent experience
  • Advanced degree preferred


Our Competencies for All Employees

  • Courage: Doesn’t hold back anything that needs to be said; provides current, direct, complete, and “actionable” positive and corrective feedback to others; lets people know where they stand; faces up to people problems on any person or situation (not including direct reports) quickly and directly; is not afraid to take negative action when necessary.
  • Creativity: Comes up with a lot of new and unique ideas; easily makes connections among previously unrelated notions; tends to be seen as original and value-added in brainstorming settings.
  • Customer Focus: Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services; acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.
  • Dealing with Ambiguity: Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; isn’t upset when things are up in the air; doesn’t have to finish things before moving on; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.
  • Drive for Results: Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; is constantly and consistently one of the top performers; very bottom-line oriented; steadfastly pushes self and others for results.
  • Interpersonal Savvy: Relates well to all kinds of people, up, down, and sideways, inside and outside the organization; builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; can diffuse even high-tension situations comfortably.
  • Learning on the Fly: Learns quickly when facing new problems; a relentless and versatile learner; open to change; analyzes both successes and failures for clues to improvement; experiments and will try anything to find solutions; enjoys the challenge of unfamiliar tasks; quickly grasps the essence and the underlying structure of anything.

Our Competencies for All People Managers

  • Strategic Agility: Sees ahead clearly; can anticipate future consequences and trends accurately; has broad knowledge and perspective; is future oriented; can articulately paint credible pictures and visions of possibilities and likelihoods; can create competitive and breakthrough strategies and plans.
  • Developing Direct Reports and Others: Provides challenging and stretching tasks and assignments; holds frequent development discussions; is aware of each person's career goals; constructs compelling development plans and executes them; pushes people to accept developmental moves; will take on those who need help and further development; cooperates with the developmental system in the organization; is a people builder.
  • Building Effective Teams: Blends people into teams when needed; creates strong morale and spirit in their team; shares wins and successes; fosters open dialogue; lets people finish and be responsible for their work; defines success in terms of the whole team; creates a feeling of belonging in the team.

Tapestry, Inc. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and we pride ourselves on hiring and developing the best people. All employment decisions (including recruitment, hiring, promotion, compensation, transfer, training, discipline and termination) are based on the applicant’s or employee’s qualifications as they relate to the requirements of the position under consideration. These decisions are made without regard to age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic characteristics, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship, disability, marital status, military status, pregnancy, or any other legally-recognized protected basis prohibited by applicable law. Visit Tapestry, Inc. at

Req ID:  92290

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